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Manchester Locally Grown:  Manchester Locally Grown is open!


Wow! Happy summer! Have you noticed how our weather can swing from winter to summer in the space of a few days? (sometimes a few hours) I worked outside today in a sleeveless top, for the first time this season. For those who know me, I was not even wearing a jacket!

We are still in “winter mode” with lots of dried herbs & spices, and bath & beauty products; as well as baked goods & honey. Grundy Greens’ spring greens & Frontier Family Farm’s spinach are available in quantity. Don’t forget Wayne Diller’s popcorn for a healthy & delicious dessert. The daffodils are done at Dogwood Valley, but there are some new hanging baskets & houseplants, as well as a new perennial or two, on the market this week.

Check out our market offerings this week here: http://manchester.locallygrown.net/market/index .

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Choose Local!


To Contact Us


South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
rootedhere@locallygrown.net
615-653-3347
Risa Brown

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I just want to say thank you to all of you for helping to support your local food system by ordering food from your local farmers thru the South Cumberland Food Hub. Every purchase you make strengthens the infrastructure needed to sustain a local food system in our area. There has never been a more important time to ensure that we have access to good, real food that is superior in nutrition and taste. The more we purchase from the small farmers, the more we can stabilize our supply of good food.

Genetically modified food is on the increase and one way to avoid it is to purchase from the farmers you know. The use of genetically modified foods is quite alarming in several ways. It is detrimental to our environment, to the independence of the small farmers, and damaging to our health. GMO’s are in our soybeans, soy oil, corn, potatoes, squash, canola oil, cottonseed oil, papaya, tomatoes and dairy products. And how many products contain by-products of corn and soy? All of these go unlabeled. And there are more coming that we will know nothing about because labeling laws are not required. There is no way to know how the spliced genes in plants will recombine with the next generations. This is especially scary when you realize that the biotech corporations use antibiotic-resistant genes, bacteria and viruses as the gene “markers” for the intended genes they splice. How many people will develop allergies to these foreign proteins introduced to our food thru gene splicing? Allergies manifest as inflammation, and not just runny/stuffy noses, inflammation happens in the arteries and that’s what causes clogging. Inflammation can happen anywhere in the body and cause untold health problems. There is no way to know just how these unnatural genes affect our bodies once ingested, but it is easy to see that we have a serious obesity and disease problem in America. Never before has there been so much cancer, thyroid trouble, yeast overgrowth, etc.

Buying local food from the small and mid-sized farmer is your way of saying “no” to GMO’S and “yes” to your health and the health of your customers.

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Risa


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Dothan, Alabama:  Spring Market at Dothan...FRI. 3/22/13


http://marketatdothan.locallygrown.net/

Spring 2013 Market at Dothan…Fridays, March 22nd – May 24th, 9:00 am – 12pm. The Vendors are busy preparing to see you all at the Market. New faces and new products will be available this Spring. Dothan Nurseries is bursting with beautiful spring colors…a must see! Thanks JD for hosting Market at Dothan!

Our Online ordering will continue for convenient, pre-ordering. Please Pick Up your online orders at “Market at Dothan” tent…look for our banner.
Spread the word and forward our email to your contacts.
www.facebook.com/marketatdothan
See you Friday!
Gratefully,
Susan & Amanda

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is Open!


Good morning on this beautiful Saturday!! :)

The Spa City Market is now open for ordering. You have until Tuesday at 9 pm to place orders. Pick up is Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Art Church (preferably before 5:00!).

This week’s market manager is Hannah Seewald. Please contact her with problems/questions, at hanloumc5@gmail.com or 509-936-2151
Happy shopping!

Www.Spacity.locallygrown.net

Superior Seasons:  Blog March 16th!


Good Day

Ordering Reminders! We are still offering HOME DELIVERY to Individual customers on Wednesdays! CLICK HERE, until Monday at 4:30 pm for Wednesday options. Deliveries occur normally between 12 and 2pm, but let us know if that doesn’t work for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

In the Garden
This extra snow is really going to help us in the long run (even if you hate shovelling it)! So far we’re on a more normal (30 year historically speaking) spring trajectory. Prolonged winter helps keep moisture in the ground, pests from getting a head start, and planning time on track. Why not take stock of some of the stored vegetables you still have left to help make a better plan for next year’s root cellar (or remind yourself of what you really wished you had more of!) If you can’t grow it all yourself – there’s a few farms around now that are offering larger volume shares for canning or preserving.

Good Growing





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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  The Market is Open


Greetings All:

Since I will not be here to open the Market tomorrow afternoon, we are now OPEN! I am attending a Weston A Price Foundation Conference tomorrow at Rancho Alegre Farm and I am so excited. Lots of great speakers, a Farmers’ Panel, demonstrations on making Bone Broth, Fermenting Foods, Sprouting grains plus local Farmers offering their local, fresh, organic and nutrient-dense products!

I will check back in later this weekend and give you any updates on vendors, new products and perhaps report on my experience with Kohlrabi!
 
This week, be sure and check out the organic, free trade coffee, roasted right here in Lilburn! The Roastin’ Fool’s Vigilance Roast is superb; just the right balance of flavor with a wonderful creamy finish! I won’t drink any other coffee — try it and you will understand my enthusiasm!

I had a GREAT breakfast this morning and every single product was purchased at Market: Vigilance Coffee from The Roastin’ Fool, milk in my coffee from Johnston Family Farm, a fritatta made with eggs and Hot Breakfast Sausage from Heritage Farm, onions, broccolini and spinach from Doug’s Garden Produce Box, a slice of Spelt toast with a dollop of Blackberry Jam from My Daily Bread! We are so blessed to have such wonderfully fresh food available to us from local Farmers/Growers and Artisans!

The Heirloom Living Market Facebook page has been created and is a work in progress! Please “like” us! And share the lilburn.locallygrown.net website with your friends and family! Thank you for supporting us and the local economy!

Mary sends her best from a vineyard somewhere in California! You will see her at Market on Thursday! It will be good to have her back!

Please hop on over to the Market and see what yummy items you would like to pickup on Thursday!

Have a wonderful, safe and healthy weekend!

Joyful thoughts,

~Maryanne

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!


The market is open and we have some great selections this week! Enjoy shopping!

Swainsboro, GA:  Market pickup changing this week


Hi Everyone,

In anticipation of the Downtown Swainsboro Farmer’s Market beginning in a few weeks, we will be switching our pickup day back to Friday afternoon starting this week.

Pickup will still be between 4 an 5pm.

ALFN Local Food Club:  Updates for Food Club tomorrow...


Hey there Community,
How are ya?
Some pertinent information about Food Club tomorrow:
1) The St. Patty’s Day Parade will be going on downtown. It doesn’t start til 1pm, but there may be some detours around the River Market. Plus traffic. Be safe and (I recommend) try coming early!
2) There is a wedding reception at the church, starting at 11am. The parking lot will be fuller than usual, and we’ll be sharing the kitchen with the wedding folk. As a result, the cashier’s table will be in the hall by the water fountains.
Do not let these changes to the average Food Club upset you! Consider them opportunities for adventure!
See you tomorrow.
Sincerely,
Sam Hedges

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Free Ticket to Conference


Hi All,

I have a FREE ticket to this year’s WAPF (Weston A. Price Foundation) Conference. My childcare fell through and my husband can’t attend. The conference is tomorrow starting at 8am. Reply to this email if you want the ticket!

Event Details:

Building Nourishing Traditions
A conference on making nutrient-dense foods work for you!
Saturday, March 16th all day (8am to 5pm)
Rancho Alegre Farm 2225 Givens Rd, Dacula, GA 30019

Registration is at 8am and Lectures begin at 8:30am with breaks and great workshops in between. I’ll email more details.